Yesterday at a University of Southern California lecture, Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed the upcoming stand-alone Star Wars movie about young Han Solo. He said the following: "There are a few significant things that happen in Han Solo's life, like acquiring a certain vehicle and meeting a certain Wookiee that will happen in this film. But you will also discover how he got his name."
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down there hotshot. How he got his name?? Hopefully you're talking about how Han Solo's parents Mr. and Mrs. Solo decided upon the name Han. Like, how he's named after ol' Grandpa Han.
BUT. There's a chance he's talking about a little rascal named Chaz who befriends a charming criminal named Beckett (played by Woody Harrelson) who gives him the smuggler name of Han Solo.
Please don't do this, Disney. Han Solo's name is Han Solo.
It's not going to give fans any joy to know he's really named Brad or Guy or, good god, Donald. He has a name-the best name in the whole goddamn franchise-that we've known and loved for decades.
Plus, in the Star Wars universe, Han Solo isn't some sort of clever nickname. It sounds like all the other names, like Wedge Antilles or Cassian Andor or Mace Windu or Boba Fett or Crix Madine or Mon Mothma or Bob Iger.
His name is Han Solo. Leave it at that.
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